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Subject: Re: State of "numerical sorting"

Re: State of "numerical sorting"

From: Thomas Martitz <thomas.martitz_at_student.htw-berlin.de>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 00:48:06 +0200

Dominik Riebeling schrieb:
> Hello,
>
> as a new release is about to show up the question about this
> "numerical sorting" rises again. As far as I can tell nothing happend
> in that camp:
> We have no specification about how its supposed to work, no consens
> upon such a specification and therefore also no verification if the
> implementation matches the specification. Furthermore, while we like
> to direct our users to the manual we are not able to correctly
> describe this feature due to this.
>
> From my point of view this "numerical sorting" should get disable in
> 3.3 again, following the same reasons as for 3.2
>
> Comments? Who disagrees?
>
>
> - Dominik
>

We have the specifications of the original algorithm (
http://sourcefrog.net/projects/natsort/ ). And that's exactly what the
code in SVN works like currently.

What's wrong with the description in the manual? Can we improve it?

Best regards.
Received on 2009-06-16


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